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The Low-Down On Dressage Fashion by TDS Saddlers

May 25, 2016
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When competing in dressage, it is not just the performances being judged. There are certain standards that dressage-wear should adhere to and, let’s be honest, there is rivalry amongst competitors as to who has the best Ariat boots or whitest jodhpurs! Whether advanced in your top hat and tails, or just dipping a toe into…

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Review: Grooming Hands Gloves

May 23, 2016
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I love trying out new grooming products on my horses so when the opportunity to try out Grooming Hands grooming gloves came up I immediately said yes.  These are the…

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Review: Style Stock Metallic Silver Paisley Stock Tie

May 5, 2016
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As a dressage rider, I am so excited to see new companies like Style Stock popping up and offering modern horse show wear.  Gone are the days of plain white…

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Review: Southern Equestrian Tees

May 4, 2016
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I love a good t-shirt just like everyone else, and I am happy to say that Southern Equestrian tees are a cut above the rest.  I love love love these…

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Lookback: Braideez Tutorial

April 14, 2016
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Since it is “throwback Thursday,” I thought we’d revisit one of our most popular posts.  It is a pictorial tutorial of how to use Braideez Braiding Wire that was put…

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Race Girl: New Book by Leigh Hutton

April 6, 2016
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I have some really exciting news to share today!  Leigh Hutton, author of Jump Girl that was previously featured on VR, has just released a new book titled Race Girl! …

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Trend Alert: Breeches With Patterned Full Seat

March 29, 2016
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As someone very into fashion in the equestrian world and everyday life, I love to see new styles and trends pop up.  This trend alert is for breeches with a…

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Lookback: VR Horse Show Checklist

March 28, 2016
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With horse show season gearing up, here is a look back at one of our most popular posts to date – the VR Horse Show Checklist! Bookmark the link below…

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Review: Groom Ninja Shedding Blade

March 22, 2016
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It’s that time of year!  Horses, dogs, every animal is shedding and hair is flying high and sticking to everything.  I’m not a big fan of shedding season but I…

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Review: Grey Horse Candle Company

March 10, 2016
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I love to stumble across new equestrian small businesses so when I found Grey Horse Candle Company I knew I had to feature them on VR.  Grey Horse Candle Company…

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Mixed Up Bits Bracelet

February 24, 2016
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I recently came across this bracelet from Equestrian Jewelry and just had to share!  I absolutely love the design of the “mixed up” bits cuff, and it’s so chic and…

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Southern Horse Talk Interview with VR and Equestrianista Collection

February 15, 2016
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I am so excited to announce the next installment of Southern Horse Talk which includes an interview with one of my good friends Julie Frykman of Equestrianista Collection!  We had…

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Review: Equestrian Creations Jump Over Challenges Hooded Sweatshirt

February 3, 2016
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Equestrian Creations is a new business specializing in horse-inspired apparel designed to easily transition from the barn to the street.  They offer baby onesies, tees, and sweatshirts with fun equestrian…

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Review: The Burlap Pony Gifts

February 2, 2016
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I am so excited to introduce a new equestrian business called The Burlap Pony.  They focus on rustic accents for the horse and home with most items being made in…

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Trend Alert: Wood Accessories

January 26, 2016
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Accessories made out of wood is on the rise.  It is the latest and greatest in fashion, and it fits in perfectly with the equestrian lifestyle.  Barns are made from…

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Review: Comfortably Stabled Grooming Tote and Stall Sign

January 18, 2016
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Personalized items are huge right now in fashion and in the equestrian world.  They offer a chance to be unique and set yourself apart at the barn as well as…

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Review: Ziky Boutique Dressage Glitter Tee

January 15, 2016
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Ziky Boutique is one of my favorite equestrian small businesses.  They offer a wide variety of products ranging from tees to tack accessories to custom saddle pads plus team/barn apparel. …

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Review: La Matera Alvear Belt

January 14, 2016
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I recently introduced La Matera to VR followers during the 12 Days of Christmas.  The response was the same as mine: how gorgeous the belts are!  La Matera makes beautifully…

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Review: Horze Supreme Dark Reflective Safety Horse Boots

January 13, 2016
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This is the perfect time of year to invest in some reflective safety gear for you and your horse.  With it getting dark so early each day, it’s necessary to…

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